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Very helpful Review
The first. The second. The third. And bought
I've often read on Parfumo that some fragrances first have to be "learned", and thought to myself then, yes, learn, if I don't like it, it doesn't work.
But when a spark of fascination plays along, things look different. So also happened again at Lapidus pour homme. Many years ago already by an exchange got and immediately tested: Wow, what a top note! Fresh, spicy, herbaceous, mossy, pithy. TL pour homme powert with everything he has. Unfortunately, the top note does not last too long and the scent quickly changes to a woody honey scent as you often know it from this time.
This contemporary here, however, does not hold back with anything. Here the head/heart scent is quite fluent and from the heart note on there is not much left, it seems to me rather as if all scents melt together and the scent slowly dims out after about 3 hours, because unfortunately the good Lapidus does not last longer. Surely it was a little different when he appeared.
At that time I couldn't get rid of the feeling that in the background there was a rough animal note vibrating, but I don't notice any of this anymore. Whether it's my meanwhile hardened nose or a newer batch I can't judge, but what I notice now is that I like the base much better now. I recognize in any case the iris root, honey, as well as a dry cedar note which appears somewhat cinnamon-like in this interaction.
To the current version I can only say, as far as the fragrance itself is concerned, it is certainly still very potent, even if there is some lack of durability. But maybe I'm only spoiled by concentrated perfume oils from the UAE in terms of shelf life.
Believe it or not, Lapidus is a popular perfume to imitate as it seems. I already got to know some interesting and even better such scent twins, first of all I would like to mention Landos from al rehab. They have managed to freshen up the top note a bit and seemingly extend it forever!
To the bottle: some would try to push out the shower gel until they notice that it is made of glass and has an embedded spray mechanism at the top. I have to agree with FabianO that it would be a great design for shower gel. :-)
My final conclusion: if you don't know this fragrance, it's a challenge for the nose at first, as it is for kouros, although I personally can't even begin to compare the two. I would call this fragrance "advanced" because it's very good, provided you give it some time and I've even been asked about it several times (positively), so there must be something to it...